While the stated purpose of the Tea Parties was fiscal reform, the push to include social reform has been growing since the beginning of the movement. This is most visible in the areas of immigration, education, and civil rights. Tea Partiers have often called for the repeal of constitutional amendments other than the first 10, the Bill of Rights. This would effectively wipe out protections of civil liberties for large groups of people, including immigrants and people of color.
Today, on Hot Tea Radio, Trey Roberts of The Rock World Wide Show expounded on the need for the Tea Party to begin focusing strongly on social issues, including education and homosexuality. He touted the “Christian Nation” line for three hours, excluding breaks. The breaks consisted of speeches by Ronald Reagan and warnings about communism. Roberts is obsessed with the idea that Communism with a big “C” has taken over the United States government. He read a list of so-called communist goals that he found in a book and claimed that a large number of them have already been met. Anyone with ideas that the Tea Party has nothing to do with religion needs to listen to this show. It can be found at Hot Tea Radio